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An image from From Huey Coleman's film, "Maine Heritage Orchard," showing orchard director John Bunker. The film will be presented throughout Maine this winter and spring.

Prize-winning Maine filmmaker Huey Coleman's "Maine Heritage Orchard" film will be shown during the 2016 Maine Short Film Festival, sponsored by the Maine Film & Video Association.

Huey was at the first planting day of MOFGA's Maine Heritage Orchard in 2014, when volunteers planted 102 heirloom apple trees on a reclaimed sand and gravel pit in Unity, Maine. He continued documenting the project for the next year and a half.

Huey's video will be shown at these locations:

December 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m. – Strand Theater, Rockland
January 7, 7:30 p.m. – Space Gallery, Portland
January 14, 7 p.m. – Gracie Theatre, Bangor
January 28, time TBA – Frontier Café, Brunswick
March 10, time TBA – Reel Pizza, Bar Harbor
March 24, 7 p.m. – Stonington Opera House, Stonington
April 7, 7 p.m. – The Alamo, Bucksport
April 14, 7 p.m. – Denmark Arts Center, Denmark
April 21, 7 p.m. – Schoodic Arts for All, Winter Harbor
April 28, 7 p.m. – Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville

The video is also posted at www.youtube.com/user/MaineOrganicFarmers (click on the video titled, "Maine Heritage Orchard").

Read more about MOFGA's Maine Heritage Orchard

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
“Compost Paintings: The Cycle of Life” opens at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery
Bangor Daily News - 5/31/2012.
‘Café des Artistes’ – The exhibit “Compost Paintings: The Cycle of Life” opens Friday June 1 with a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main Street in Belfast, featuring works by Maine artist Ed Nadeau and an interactive installation by Vincent Abaldo.
OSGATA hires new general manager
Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association - 5/31/2012.
Washington, Maine: The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association has hired Holli Cederholm as their general manager in charge of technical assistance, organizational development and communications. She joins with experience as an organic farmer, seed grower, seed company professional and freelance writer.
Local activist mothers protest weak standards for chemicals
Kennebec Journal - 5/29/2012.
By Michael Shepherd – A group of Maine mothers and activists took a bus to Washington, D.C., last week to join demonstrations urging tougher federal standards on commercial chemicals. Maine had the largest delegation there out of 31 delegations from states, “and probably the loudest,” said Ginger Jordan-Hillier, of Monmouth. “We had the best signs, too.”
On ‘Dust-Bowlification’ and the grave threat it poses to food security
Climate Progress - 5/28/2012.
By Joe Romm – I do not believe that most Americans – and that includes most policymakers and the media – understand the convergence of the recent scientific literature on the extreme threat posed directly to this country of Dust-Bowlification.
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